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January 03, 2018
In this week's Risk & Repeat podcast, SearchSecurity editors discuss the long wait for TLS 1.3 and the effects -- positive and negative -- the delays have had for enterprise security.
December 29, 2017
Protocol scrutiny is good for the upcoming TLS 1.3 update as the process continues to expose, and fix, problems.
June 15, 2017
Microsoft claims recent WannaCry attacks did not influence the decision to disable SMBv1 by default in the next major Windows updates.
June 13, 2017
The recent IPv6 update from the IETF introduces new security and privacy recommendations. Expert Fernando Gont explains these changes and what they mean for organizations.
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Transport Layer Security (TLS) is a protocol that provides authentication, privacy, and data integrity between two communicating computer applications. Continue Reading
Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) is a networking protocol designed for securing connections between web clients and web servers over an insecure network, such as the internet. Continue Reading
IP spoofing is the crafting of Internet Protocol (IP) packets with a source IP address that has been modified to impersonate another computer system, or to hide the identity of the sender, or both. Continue Reading
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The NSA has begun the transition from ECC to new algorithms to resist quantum attacks. Learn about the threat posed by quantum computing from expert Michael Cobb. Continue Reading
SI6 Networks' IPv6 toolkit can do network reconnaissance using search engines and the Certificate Transparency framework. Learn how to use IPv6 toolkits from expert Fernando Gont. Continue Reading
The IPv6 specification is now becoming a full-fledged internet standard. New IPv6 features focus on enterprise reliability and operational and security considerations. Continue Reading
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The lack of security protections in BGP means that route hijacking can be easy, especially for organized crime or state-backed threat actors. Here are ways to deal with it. Continue Reading
What is DNS Flag Day? That's when old and broken DNS servers will stop working, improving DNS performance and safety for all. Infoblox's chief DNS architect Cricket Liu explains. Continue Reading
An increase in DNS protocol variants has led to a higher demand for network traffic monitoring. The SANS Institute's Johannes Ullrich explains what this means for enterprises. Continue Reading
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After eight years, Joomla discovered an LDAP vulnerability that could be exploited by threat actors. Learn how the attack works from expert Matt Pascucci. Continue Reading
The WannaCry TCP port 445 exploit returned the spotlight to Microsoft's long-abused networking port. Network security expert Kevin Beaver explains how to detect and defend such attacks. Continue Reading
To find out if your IPv6 network has been updated to RFC 7217, you can perform a test using the interface identifier. Expert Fernando Gont explains how to do this. Continue Reading